Jessi and Alessio’s elegant spring Cheekwood wedding was magical, and it looked and felt like we could have been in Italy! With blossoming cherry trees and tulips in the gardens, elegant floral installations on the mansion’s stone terrace, and an intimate group of the couple’s closest friends and family, it was just a beautiful day of joy celebrating their love and the joining of families!
Jessi and Alessio are florists and the owners of Wildflowers LLC, so they designed their own floral arrangements and were hard at work putting up the ceremony installation in the wisteria arbor at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens on the morning of their wedding (scroll to the bottom to see a few photos of them hard at work before the ceremony!)
During the ceremony, they planted an olive tree together using dirt from Alessio’s mother’s house in his native Italy. Other personal touches included the pearl and sapphire earrings handmade by Jessi’s stepfather, the groom’s cake from the iconic Manny Randazzo’s Bakery in New Orleans (they met in New Orleans!), the elegant rosary that Jessi wrapped around her bouquet (a gift from Alessio in Italy), and the lush florals that they designed and installed together.
I have to mention that there were thunderstorms in the forecast, and the wind was blowing like crazy, but the rain held off until everyone was indoors for the reception, and it stopped again during the streamer exit. Like I said, it was magical!
It was such an honor to be part of this amazing Cheekwood wedding day! Here’s a blog post with highlights from their amazing wedding day. Congratulations, Jessi and Alessio!
Special thanks to Sarah of Sarah Nicole Photography, who was the second shooter during the first look, portraits and ceremony and captured such beautiful shots, and also to Abigail Breslin who assisted with lighting and gear!
Check out all the vendors who worked hard to make their big day a success!:
Wedding coordinator: Laura Higgins Sparkman // Florals: Wildflowers LLC // Videographer: Dauntless Creative // Cake Artist: Whole Foods // Music: Jon Aanestad Music – Violin and Classical Guitar Duo // Hair and makeup: Kenzie Leath Galloway // Bride’s gown: Posh Bridal Couture Nashville // Veil by The Fashion Atelier // Catering: Chef’s Market// Wedding Cake: Whole Foods | Groom’s King Cake: Manny Randazzo’s Bakery in New Orleans | Rentals: Please Be Seated // Second Photographer: Sarah Nichole Photography // Photography Assistant: Abigail Breslin
Check out these amazing vendors who helped make Jessi and Alessio’s wedding day such a success!:
Venue: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens | Flowers: Wildflowers LLC | Photography: Rebecca Denton Photography | Wedding Planning: Laura Higgins Sparkman | Invitations: Stone Cottage Paperie | Bride’s dress: Posh Bridal Nashville | Dress Designer: Enzoani | Bride’s Silk Veil: Fashion Atelier |Groom’s Tuxedo: Street Tuxedo | Silk Ribbon on Bride’s Bouquet: Frou Frou Chic | Hair and Makeup Artist: Kenzie Leath Galloway | Music: Jon Aanestad Music | Catering: Chef’s Market | Tables, chairs and linens: Please Be Seated | Second Photographer: Sarah Nichole Photography | Wedding Videographer: Dauntless Creative
Did I mention that Jessi and Alessio designed and installed their own flowers? Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos of them putting their flowers up in the wisteria arbor before the wedding!
And here are a few more shots of Cheekwood because this is such a magical place, especially in the springtime!
To see Jessi and Alessio’s Wildflowers LLC branding shoot that we did in my Nashville studio, click HERE!
Are you looking for a wedding florist? Check out this helpful blog post for Seven Things To Know Before Meeting With Your Wedding Florist.
And if you’re looking for a wedding photographer and would like more information, shoot me an email and let’s talk!